Finnegan Henderson

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Finnegan Henderson Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
12 Reviews
3.8
12 Reviews
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Douglas B. Henderson
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  1.  

    Great place to punch your ticket.

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    World class firm doing interesting, newsworthy work.
    Opportunities for new litigators to quickly rise out of the doc review ghetto.
    Access to information about fascinating new technologies.
    Generally fun group of people.

    Cons

    Pressure to bill is subtle but soul sucking, and ultimately people that merely meet their billing goals don't move up.
    Support staff report (ultimately) to a support manager, rather than directly to attorneys, so the attorney-admin team doesn't always function well.

  2.  

    It was a great place to work for many years but not any longer

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    Former Employee - Legal Secretary  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Too many attorneys per secretary (9 on 1 in some cases)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Burnout is common in support staff.

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    Former Employee - Support Staff  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is decent, but after several years, the raises started getting smaller and smaller.

    Cons

    Support staff are either fired or quit and their jobs are not replaced. Everyone else is left working overtime. Morale is going downhill. Even if you show you have skills, if you good in one department, you are stuck there forever. No room for advancement. In fact, management encourages you to stay stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more staff and increase morale. Support staff is secondary to the attorneys, but the attorneys wouldn't be there without the staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finnegan Henderson

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The employees are wonderful to work with and it was a terrific place to work for many years. The benefits were really good and there were a lot of employee programs.

    Cons

    The culture has changed and it is now a sweat shop. The health insurance is one of the worst I have seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work. Friendly atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Staff Member  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Member in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great communication between management and staff. Very supportive and positive atmosphere for work and growth. There is a mutual respect for work down coming from the top eschelon to the bottom. Work is appreciated on all levels.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons to working at Finnegan. It would be nice to have a of travel budget for educational opportunities for staff members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax the work from home rules to accomodate occaisional special circumstances for staff members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Associate

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Intense learning and rapid growth. After 2 or 3 years you will become very marketable elsewhere.

    Cons

    Long hours. But this is hardly a bad thing in this economy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson

    Pros

    great benefits, good salary, good life/work balance

    Cons

    Finnegan is a nice place to work. So nice in fact, that they have great difficulty in letting people go who are need to go.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A work heavy environment with little room for growth or appreciation

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    Current Employee - Litigation Clerk  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Litigation Clerk in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson

    Pros

    Overtime pay compensates the litigation staff department for their handwork, weekend, and evening work.

    Cons

    Lack of sharing of information or care for the young go-getters doing the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Finnegan Henderson

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, excellent people, excellent everything.

    Cons

    Long hours at times. Unrealistic deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Finnegan Henderson

    Pros

    As an Information Technology staff person the best reasons are pay, benefits and working environment. Management is not obtrusive as long as your areas of responsibility are taken care of. Working environment is professional and easy going. If there's a tool you feel would make your job more productive, getting the approval to purchase it is a simple matter of making the case to your direct supervisor. The information technology infrastructure is first rate with yearly updates to workstations, servers and applications software. Overall, the Firm consists of a very diverse workforce from all corners of the globe and all levels of education.

    Cons

    Long hours, and a long commute as the office is located in the core of downtown Washington DC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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